The victim of a sexual assault inside North Hagerstown High School last fall identified her alleged attacker from a photo lineup in 15 seconds, according to testimony Monday at a Washington County Circuit Court hearing in which the defense tried unsuccessfully to suppress that evidence.
"That's the man who attacked me," the 14-year-old student told Hagerstown City Police when she saw a photo of Bradley Wayne Rinehart in an array with five other photos.
Defense attorney Eric Reed argued the other five photos were too dissimilar to be mistaken for the man the victim had earlier described to police.
But Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone disagreed, calling the lineup as "good a job as possible."
That identification was preserved for Rinehart's trial on charges of first-, second- and third-degree sex offenses, unnatural and perverted sex, sodomy, theft, openly carrying a weapon with intent to injure, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.